Congratulations Jim Millar! Winner of the 2013 Port Moody Heritage Award

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Al and Nellie Sholund are life time Members of the Port Moody Heritage Society and support the Port Moody Station Museum. They were happy to congratulate Jim on his many accomplishments! It was wonderful they were able to join the celebration.

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Appropriately dressed in period costumes, Jim and Brenda take a photo opportunity for preservation purposes! They enjoyed the recognition for time and effort in supporting Port Moody’s Heritage!

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CONGRATULATIONS!

Heritage House Tours

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In honour of Port Moody’s Centennial year and to celebrate BC Heritage Week, the Port Moody Heritage Society is offering tours through ten homes in neighbourhoods around Port Moody Sunday, February 24th from 10am-4pm. Visitors will be delighted by costumed hosts at each home who will provide information on the architecture and family history of each home.

The self-guided tour includes many homes from the Moody Centre neighbourhood built between 1900 and 1930. To give visitors a full perspective of the development of Port Moody and the impact post-war neighbourhoods had on the city, homes from the Seaview, College Park and Glenayre neighbourhoods are also included. This contrasts traditional Edwardian style homes with the mid-century modern architecture seen in the 1950s and 60s.

According to Museum Manager Jim Millar, “People don’t often associate post-war homes with heritage. However, it is getting harder and harder to find these homes in their original state. The homes in these neighbourhoods reflect a unique style of architecture and a shift in thinking about what a home or neighbourhood should be.”

In addition to the house tours, participants will be served tea and treats at Moody Elementary courtesy of the school Parent Advisory Council.centenniallogosmall

Tickets are $30 including HST and can be ordered online or at the Port Moody Station Museum. For more information contact the Museum at info@portmoodymuseum.org or 604-939-1648.

Thanks to our sponsor Heritage Canada.

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Antique Appraisals at the Station Museum

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Once again we celebrate Heritage Week by offering antique appraisals at the Port Moody Station Museum on Sunday, February 26th.

Think your family heirloom might be worth something? Trying to hone your picking skills?

Expert appraiser Al Bowen will be at the Museum from 1-3pm to give you the value of your antique of choice. Appraisals will be done in order of arrival. We ask that participants stay to enjoy the appraisals of others.

Price is $15 for 2 items – tax included. Cash or cheque only.
Reservations required, call 604-939-1648 or email info@portmoodymuseum.org.

Proceeds go to support the Port Moody Heritage Society and Station Museum.

Antique Appraisal Postponed

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Due to snowy weather our Heritage Week Antique Appraisal has been postponed. Check back here or call 604-939-1648 for updates.

If you haven’t booked your space, please call us. The amazing Al Bowen, local encyclopedia of antiques and appraiser for museums will be coming. The cost is $15 for 2 items and $5 for each additional item.

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Station Museum Needs Park Photos

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The Port Moody Station Museum celebrates Heritage Week this Feb. 21 to 27 with displays about local parks and an Antique Appraisal event on Feb. 27th. We have created two displays celebrating park heritage. Working with the Port Moody Parks Department and Heritage Commission, we are putting together a display about the history of Port Moody parks at City Hall. The other display, at the Station Museum, depicts the natural history of the Inlet and the impact of human development on the area.

While the Station Museum maintains a large number of historical photos, there are very few that show families enjoying local parks over the years. It is our hope that long time Port Moody residents will be willing to loan us photos taken in local parks in years gone by. These images would provide a great compliment to our park history display at the Galleria. The display will include information about local parks and features information about the parks creation and uses. Images of parks such as Old Orchard, Easthill, Westhill, Pioneer Memorial and Belcarra would be helpful. These parks have all played a significant role in the community but have very little historical documentation.

The Natural History display is on at the Station Museum now until the end of March. It features full sized taxidermy animals including a bald eagle, lynx and river otter. Visitors can learn more about the natural history of the Inlet and the effects of human settlement. The Park History display will be showing at the City Hall Galleria from Feb. 21st to March 6th.

For further information or to loan a photo, contact: Rebecca Clarke, Museum Coordinator at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net.

More Mention of the Museum – TriCities Examiner – examiner.com

There was more mention of the museum relating to the Heritage Week Display honouring sports and athletes of the past. Lynne Melcombe wrote in their TriCities Examiner section as part of their “Vanouver’s Winter Games 2010” section about it:

Port Moody Station Museum has come up with an interesting way to honour the 2010 Winter Olympics and local heritage at the same time. From February 10 to 28, they will be hosting a display of sports and recreation from days past at the Port Moody City Hall Galleria and the Museum.

You can read the rest of the article on their site:

Port Moody Station Museum honours sports and athletics of the past

The exhibit and the museum are getting a lot of coverage with the Olympics in town.

Report on our coming Heritage Week Events in V3H.com

There was a article on us in The V3H.com website describing our Heritage Week events on their “Spirit and Heritage in the Tri-Cities: The V3H.com” page:

February 15-21 is Heritage Week,and the Port Moody Station Museum [map] offers you a few ways to celebrate. On Sunday, February 14 there will be a silent movie showing from 2-4pm. See a variety of silent movie shorts featuring well known performers. Fee is $10 per person, or free to Heritage Society members. On Monday, February 15 the Community Display Opening Night will take place from 7-8:30pm. Local recreation historian Don Cunnings will give a presentation on the history of sport and recreation in Port Moody and the Tri-City area. Light refreshments provided and admission is free. For more information on either event call 604.939.1648 or email pmmuseum@telus.net.

It might be an interesting place to check out for Heritage events in our area.

Museum mentioned in The Tri-City News

“Scour your collection for collectibles”

The Port Moody Station Museum was mentioned in The Tri-City News, January 26, 2010 – “Scour your collection for collectibles” by Diane Strandberg.

The Tri-City News – Scour your collection for collectibles

The article describes the upcoming displays of “vintage sports equipment” which will be on display next month for Heritage Week. The display will be at the Port Moody City Hall galleria and in the Port Moody Station Museum. We, The Port Moody Heritage Society, are looking for more items to include in the exhibit. The theme this year for Heritage Week is “Sports and Recreation”. There are items in the museum collection already,but we can always use more.

Sometimes article links in local papers are short lived so the article might not be available at this link for long.

Sporting or Recreation Artefacts or Memorabilia?

Do you have any Sporting or Recreation Artefacts or Memorabilia?

Are you a sports enthusiast or collector? Were you the athlete of the year in a past life? If so, the Port Moody Heritage Society would like you to bring in your vintage sports and recreation items for use in a temporary display this February and March.

In celebration of Heritage Week, the Port Moody Heritage Society and Port Moody Heritage Commission are putting together a display of sports and recreation memorabilia. The display will be shown at the Port Moody City Galleria and at the Port Moody Station Museum. All artifacts should be from the 1950s era or earlier and in good condition. Artifacts will be returned to the owner at the end of the display

If you have sports and recreation artifacts you can loan to the museum for the Heritage Week Community Displays, please contact Rebecca at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net and help with the success of the community display!

Heritage Week Events!

Community Display

February 10th – 28th

Daily in the City Hall Galleria,
Wednesday to Sunday at the Port Moody Station Museum

Come see sports and recreation of Port Moody’s past at the Galleria in City Hall and the Port Moody Station Museum. Historic photos and artifacts relating to the theme of sports and recreation will be on display. Participate in our community display by bringing your vintage sport or recreation artifacts to the Station Museum.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.


Community Display Opening Night

February 15th (Mon)

Open House 7-8:30pm at the Port Moody Station Museum

See what locals have to offer in the Community Display at the Port Moody Station Museum. Local recreation historian Don Cunnings will give a presentation on the history of sport and recreation in Port Moody and the Tri-City area. Light refreshments provided. Admission is free.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.


Silent Movie Matinee

February 14th (Sun)

2-4pm at the Port Moody Station Museum

Miss the slapstick and corny puns of early cinema? Come by the Port Moody Station Museum for an early Valentine’s Day treat. See a variety of silent movie shorts featuring well known performers. Fee is $10 per person, free to Heritage Society members.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.


Antique Appraisals

February21st (Sun)

1– 3pm at the Port Moody Station Museum

Have a treasure you think is invaluable? Well known local appraisers Al Bowen of Bowen and Associates Appraisers and Ray Stonehouse of “Great Canadian Collectables” on St. Johns Street will be available to appraise your items. This year’s focus is on sports and recreation artifacts and memorabilia. Cost is $15 for two items.

Contact Rebecca at the museum at 604.939.1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net for more information.